My dreams true in You…

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While out walking today, thinking of things I have hoped for in life that failed, dreams I dreamt that never came true… I thought, “want what is” and I began thinking how God has used unrealized dreams throughout my life and in the lives of others for His glory.  Once home, He gave me this poem…(unfortunately, because of the blog site I use, I cannot format it as I want, but it’s a quick read, even though it looks long!  Sorry!)

a little girl,

eyes so wide

a great big world,

all mine

a young girl,

full of energy

so much to see-

so much to be

dreaming big

on my own,

of life and love

and things unknown

what will i do

what will it mean–

make an impact

keep dreaming dreams

making a living

striving for life–

doing big things

and doing them ‘right’

when will it happen

who will he be–

the one i desire

to love and to marry

things go along

but not as I imagined

trying to be strong

as disappointments happen

a woman half way

dreams have been shattered,

all that i longed for

didn’t seem to matter

but i never imagined

something so grand,

life i never dreamed

led by Your hand

for through all the dreams

that never came true,

there was more than i hoped

in discoveries of You

no shadow of turning

all promises true,

i found more than i longed for

as i traveled with You

it was all too weak–

the dreams that i dreamt,

for this life full of meaning

instead of just spent

now one dream

so beautiful and true–

an amazing life

lived in You

all that’s unrealized

the dreams gone untrue

have been the path

for dreams true in You.

Thank You, Jesus

jdh

*Bible Study/devotional coming late May–great for summer:  Dreams True in You:  The Life of Joseph

5 responses »

  1. Hey Jill:
    Read this tonight and was amazed as I have been on the same thinking path lately. Thank you for sharing and writing! God has always used you to minister to my soul. This totally resonates and encourages me.
    ~Leigh Ann

    • Hey girl!!!! How are you??? What a treat to hear from you! Thank you for your encouragement. I would love to hear from you more extensively… write me @ hooperjill@gmail.com and we can write or exchange numbers and call.

  2. In Acceptance Lieth Peace
    -Amy Carmichael

    He said, ” I will forget the dying faces; The empty places, They shall be filled again.
    O voices moaning deep within me, cease.”
    But vain the word; vain, vain: Not in forgetting lieth peace.

    He said, “I will crowd action upon action, The strife of faction Shall stir me and sustain;
    O tears that drown the fire of manhood cease.”
    But vain the word; vain, vain: Not in endeavor lieth peace.

    He said, “I will withdraw me and be quiet, Why meddle in life’s riot?
    Shut be my door to pain, Desire, thou dost befool me, thou shalt cease.”
    But vain the word; vain, vain: Not in aloofness lieth peace.

    He said, “I will submit; I am defeated. God hath depleted My life of its rich gain.
    O futile murmurings, why will ye not cease?”
    But vain the word; vain, vain: Not in submission lieth peace.

    He said, “I will accept the breaking sorrow Which God to-morrow Will to His son explain.”
    Then did the turmoil deep within him cease.
    Not vain the word, not vain; For in Acceptance lieth peace.

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